The U-PASS - Free transit pass for students

PCC Students enrolled in at least one (1) unit for Spring 2024 (non-credit students please show proof of enrollment) are eligible to receive a FREE U-PASS for Spring 2024.

The SPRING 2024 PCC U-PASS will be available for pick up STARTING MONDAY FEB. 12, 2024. Last day to pick up a UPASS is Friday, March 8th, 2024

The U-PASS is valid on the following transit providers:

  • MTA trains (A, B, C, E, D and K lines)
  • MTA buses (including the G and J lines)
  • Pasadena Transit
  • Foothill Transit (local and Silver Streak)
  • Culver City Bus
  • Gardena Transit
  • LADOT DASH
  • Long Beach Transit
  • Montebello Bus
  • Norwalk Transit
  • Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
  • Torrance Transit

THE SPRING U-PASS IS VALID (ONCE ACTIVATED) FEB 12 TO JUNE 16, 2024.

THE LAST DAY TO PICK UP YOUR U-PASS FOR SPRING IS FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2024.

To Obtain a FREE U-PASS (NEW USERS ONLY):

  1. Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 Spring UPASS becomes available.
  2. Complete the Metro survey form. This is only required for new U-PASS users.
  3. Bring your completed survey confirmation to Student Business Services, B-203 OR Foothill Campus Admin Office 102
  4. You must have a PCC Lancercard and bring that card to Student Business Services. If you don't have a PCC Lancercard visit the LancerID website to learn how to get one.
  5. Show your class schedule to staff to verify that you are enrolled in at least 1 unit, for credit students. If you are a non-credit student please show proof of enrollment for Spring 2024. The staff will then affix the pre-loaded U-PASS sticker onto your Lancercard ID. The sticker will not be valid on any other form of ID.
  6. Be sure to tap your U-PASS at any Metro, Pasadena or Foothill Transit station to activate your pass. You must tap your U-PASS at least one time within 15 days of receiving it for it to be activated.Last day to pick up your pass is Friday, March 8, 2024

Do not tamper with your sticker, if you remove, deface or damage your sticker you will be charge a $50 replacement fee.

U-PASS Renewals

  1. If you obtained a U-PASS for the FALL 2023 semester, it will expire Feb. 25, 2024.
  2. You must reactivate please visit either B203 on the Colorado Campus or Admin Room 102 at the Foothill campus. 
  3. Provide proof of enrollment and your PCC ID with the Metro Sticker intact
  4. Tap your card at a Metro station or bus within 15 days of receiving your pass.
  5. Last day to pick up a Spring pass Friday, March 8, 2024

The U-PASS is issued to a sticker on your Lancercard ID. If you have an existing U-PASS sticker do not remove it - it will be reactivated electronically once you renew your U-PASS. Replacement stickers are $50.

Replacements & Refunds

  • If your U-PASS is lost, damaged, or stolen you can purchase a replacement for $50.
  • No refunds will be given for the U-PASS.

Dropping Classes

Students who received a FREE U-PASS but drop, or are dropped, from all of their courses, will have their U-PASS deactivated.


The free U-PASS is being provided to students through PCC's CARES funding.

 For further questions please contact The Office of Student Life at pccstudentlife@pasadena.edu or 626-585-7384 or Student Business Services at sbs@pasadena.edu or 626-585-7336.